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Vol. 74/No. 17      May 3, 2010

More effort needed
to close gap in fund
(front page)
The Militant fund drive has made progress in the last week with the total amount pledged now equal to the international goal of $110,000. But the effort is still a week and a half behind on the pace of collections.

As of week five, we are at 44 percent of the goal; we should be at 63 percent. Supporters of the Militant in two areas raised their goal in the last several days, showing what’s possible in the remaining three weeks of the drive.

Maggie Trowe in Des Moines, Iowa, reports that organizers of the fund there raised their quota by $200 to $2,700. “We have pledges from people who have not contributed in recent years,” Trowe writes. “Two were Black workers who bought Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power, the new book by Jack Barnes. The third was from a former coworker in a meatpacking plant in nearby Marshalltown who gave $50.”

New York fund supporters raised their goal by $1,000 to $20,000. “We have pledges from 111 people so far,” writes Dan Fein, “including $425 from seven first-time contributors.”
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